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  • 12 years ago | Longform

    It was one of those cool-breeze, sunny mornings in Thousand Oaks, California, and before the Dallas Cowboys were to begin another preseason practice, a tennis match was under way on the Cal Lutheran campus. On one side of the net was coach Tom Lan...

  • 12 years ago

    It was the first wintry evening of the holiday season, and early Christmas shoppers had gathered in Fort Worth's Botanical Gardens for a TCU Press-sponsored affair called Autograph Extravaganza, one of those events where dozens of writers stand ar...

  • 12 years ago

    It was a bright and crisp Durant, Oklahoma, morning and she was sitting at her kitchen table when a dozen red roses arrived for novelist Billie Letts--a gift from her editor in celebration of her arrival at the No. 1 spot on The New York Times bes...

  • 12 years ago | Longform

    This is a story without beginning or end, only a middle where there is horror and confusion, tragedy and a haunting evil that cries out for understanding. Stephen King, not I, should be telling it. It takes place in the shadows of rural church spi...

  • 12 years ago

    It has been 40 years since these journalists played their various roles in the most dramatic and devastating event in Dallas' history. It was a different media era, when cops and reporters were routinely best of friends; when local TV stations did...

  • 12 years ago

    Sitting at the kitchen table in his parents' comfortable DeSoto home, looking out on the line of miniature American flags his father has placed on the front lawn, Marine Corporal Lee Strange is relaxed and smiling. Now into the second week of his ...

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